Antonio Owensford allegedly threw the girl off the roof. She remains in serious condition Friday. Cops urge anyone with information on Owensford’s whereabouts to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hot line at (800) 577-TIPS.
The teen, whose name is being withheld by the Daily News, was in serious condition at Brookdale University Hospital on Friday, days after the savage attack that nearly left her dead.
“She’s in a body cast,” said family friend Monifah Harper, 24. “Her mom said she’s talking, but still can’t move or anything.”
Cops were still hunting Friday for one of the suspects, 26-year-old Antonio Owensford — the man investigators believe threw the girl off the roof after the brutal encounter, sources said.
Anwar Desouza, 24, connected with the teen through Backpage.com, a classified advertising website often used to peddle sex, and had her come early Sunday to his East New York home — which he shares with his wife and two young sons, law enforcement sources said.
The pair went to the roof of the Miller Ave. building, where they ran into Owensford shortly after 3 a.m., sources said.
Police say Anwar Desouza, 24, and the teen began arguing after he refused to put on a condom for their $100 tryst. Desouza and Owensford then allegedly raped the girl.
Desouza, while negotiating the terms of their $100 tryst, told the teen that he refused to wear a condom, sources said. The teen began to argue, but Desouza and Owensford suddenly attacked and began choking the girl as they raped her, sources said.
Owensford then allegedly threw the girl over the ledge of the building, where she plummeted three stories before landing in the rear courtyard, sources said.
“I heard a short scream,” said one neighbor, who declined to give his name. “I didn’t check to see what it was . . . it must have been her. She could only get out a quick scream before . . . boom! Horrible.”
Emergency workers were soon called to the scene and rushed the injured teen to the hospital, where doctors treated her for broken bones in her arm and leg.
Investigators found Desouza’s phone number in the teen’s phone and cuffed him a short time later. He was later booked on a slew of charges that include attempted murder, rape, assault and strangulation.
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The victim was thrown from the roof at 725 Miller Ave. in Brooklyn early Sunday.
A judge ordered him held in lieu of $250,000 bail after he was arraigned in a courtroom filled with his wife and family on Friday.
Desouza pleaded not guilty. His relatives declined to comment, but friends said the allegations were a shock.
“I’m surprised,” said John Malcolm, 25. “He’s the last person I would expect to do something like this. . . . I guess you can’t judge a book by its cover.”
A friend of the injured teen said she saw her near Desouza’s home just before the attack.
“I saw her the same night it happened,” said the friend. “I saw her in the store with her friends. They were just hanging out.”
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